Name: Laricifomes officinalis
Author: (Batsch) Kotl. & Pouzar
Citation: Česká Mykol. 11(3): 158 (1957)
Deprecated Synonyms: Fomitopsis officinalis (Vill.) Bondartsev & Singer, Agarikon
I trust Kotlaba & Pouzar’s judgment. From 1963 through 1969, I had an office next to their workspace and I learned some taxonomic mycology from them by infusion. Never mind that I had to wall up the wall between us, they were too noisy in their taxonomic disputes. They had a good grasp of taxonomy well over the European and circumpolar basidiomycetes. For MO is better to stick with such a general overview rather than to jump on any taxonomical innovation done by narrow focused specialists. Mind you, Jim Ginns in his BC Polypores maintains Fomitopsis officinalis vs. Laricifomes officinalis:
But, do you think that agaricon really cares about how the mycologists call it?
Thanks so much for the response.
Looks like the relevant articles are:
Kyung Mo Kim, et al. (2005) “Evaluation of the monophyly of Fomitopsis using parsimony and MCMC methods”, Mycologia, 97:4, 812-822, DOI: 10.1080/15572536.2006.11832773
Ortiz-Santana, et al. (2013) A phylogenetic overview of the antrodia clade (Basidiomycota, Polyporales), Mycologia, 105:6, 1391-1411, DOI: 10.3852/13-051
is also outdated. Samples from Slovenia and the PNW are all identical. There is no group. Even the sample found in Vancouver,Wa on Prunus was a 100% match.
Deprecated it since its an old name for laricifomes but i did not destroy the entry.
The fact that you’re still allowed to insult and harass people says a lot about how MO is being run by the administration.. It’s shameful really, I can no longer support this community.
So is the International Code of Nomenclature in hands of lay mycologists. How can one say that Fomes albogriseus Peck has now been destroyed? It was only deprecated!
P.S. Read the International Code of Nomenclature and see what it says about deprecation!
It’s from ginns. The description is valid for at least our species (PNW). I could make a distinction under the notes. I will be getting some Euro tissue samples to compare with ours. Between the Euro S.s and our PNW variety plus the one Josh found on Prunus, I believe we have 3 species on our hands. I’ll run some genbank sequences on my days off. I just sent Jim some Canadian Bridgeoporus samples for voucheringnand making it official, they are in BC!
About 27pieces of tissue, soon to be 30 samples, of tissue that need to be sequenced hoping for this to shed some light on thesubject.